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Full Document:
Title:QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING THE HANDLING OF EXPLOSIVES AND COMMERCIAL FUELS
RCRA Online Number:11370
Date:09/19/1988
To:Regions 1-10
From:Carra
Organization of Recipient:EPA
Description: Off-specification fuel (i.e., jet fuel, kerosene, gasoline) used to burn planes during a fire training exercise is not subject to regulation. The resulting soil contamination may later be subject to federal cleanup authorities. Law enforcement agents (BATF) transporting and detonating bombs and other reactive wastes may be exempt from RCRA Subtitle C regulation if the action is an immediate response. If it is not an immediate response, an emergency permit may be required (SEE ALSO: 62 FR 6622; 2/12/97). Dropping munitions on land and detonating bombs is not discard and is not regulated because it is the normal pattern of use. Unexploded ordnance or bullets removed from a firing range and sent for destruction via open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) are wastes subject to regulation. The open burning of hazardous waste (other than explosives) is prohibited (SEE ALSO: 62 FR 6622; 2/12/97).
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.2(a), 261.2(b), 264.1(g)(8), 264.600, 265.1(c)(11), 265.382, 270.61 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Burning; Characteristic Wastes; Cleanup (RCRA); Combustion of Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste Recycling; Permits and Permitting; Military Munitions; Reactive Wastes; Treatment; TSDFs; Miscellaneous Units; Treatment; TSDFs; Corrective Action (RCRA)
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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